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Half-Day Hanoi Motorbike Tour
"Our tour guide and driver pick you up at the hotel then start the tour. At first you are taken to cafe meeting point to meet your group have a full safety briefing about the Tour and enjoy street food. Then tour around Hanoi city's popular and historic sights like Hanoi Opera House Old Quarter
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Half-Day Hanoi Motorbike Tour
"The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and then start the tour at 8.00 then we head to the first visit - Hanoi Opera House on the way to stop at Vietnam Fine Art Museum .Next we will cross the bustle street for a short walking inside the campus of the first university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature – which was built in 10th century under Ly Dynasty who greatly influenced the headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation where many important Vietnamese Buddhism activities are taken place etc... take a number of short stops to take photos and learn about the history of each place visited. After that you will stop at local restaurants to taste a large range of local food and enjoy unlimited drinks. After lunch/dinner you are taken back to your hotel.tour guide and driver pick you up at the hotel then start the tour.Option 1:Hanoi City Sightseeing TourDescription:4 hours - be on the back of the scooter ridden by a local tour guide
From $68.00
 
Half-Day Hanoi City Tour by Scooter
"You will be met up with our motorbike-riding-tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown at 8am then we head to the first visit - Hanoi Opera House while on the way we'll stop to visit the Vietnam Fine Art Museum. Next we will cross the bustling street for a short walking inside the campus of the first university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature – which was built in 10th century under Ly Dynasty who greatly influen the headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation where many important Vietnamese Buddhism activities are taken place. Leaving the architectural and cultural spots for an second hand goods selling area on motorbike will make you feel you will continue on motorbike to pass through Hanoi 36 Old Streets. You will experience lunch at an authentic Vietnamese bia hoi (draft beer) restaurant with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste. You will be amongst the locals soft drinks or tea .Spend time shopping before our motorbike guide drives you back to your hotel"
From $64.00

Opera House Tips (22)

Hanoi's Opera

Hanoi's opera house is well worth a short visit because of its impressive outside. It looks like a giant French colonial mansion and is really a beautiful building. The building was constructed to...
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King_Golo
Dec 27, 2016

Hanoi Opera House

Built in 1911 by the French this opera house is modelled on the Palais Garnier in Paris. Its the most famous building in the French quarter. Today the opera house still host cultural events ranging...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 13, 2016

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Modeled after the Palais Garnier the French constructed this opera house between 1901-1911, and it stands at a major intersection not far from Hoan Kiem Lake. Architects Harley and Broyer designed...
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davidjo
Dec 05, 2016

Elegant French Colonial Opera House

The Hanoi Opera is a stunningly beautiful building, and one of the few positive things that ever came out of French colonialism. It was built by the French in 1911 and modelled on Paris' famed Palais...
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Rodan44
Apr 04, 2011

Fine French Colonial architecture

The French certainly left their mark on Hanoi’s streets when they ran the country. As Hanoi is the capital, it has been blessed with some beautiful French colonial architecture with the Opera House...
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Willettsworld
May 12, 2010

I would have liked to go inside!

This building is a « must see » in Hanoi, and you will not be disappointed by this classical-baroque-art nouveau building and even feel a bit of French atmosphere, as it was built in 1911 by...
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kokoryko
Jan 19, 2008

A Visit to the French Quarters

A visit to the French Quarters of Hanoi is an absolute must. Really, the colonial buildings here are gorgeous despite the Vietnamese addiction to ochre-coloured paint.Take a look around and marvel at...
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bpacker
Dec 12, 2007

Municipal Theatre.

The Opera House is based on the neo-Baroque Paris Opera and took ten years to build. It was finally opened in 1911. Unfortunately though there's no access to the public, unless of coarse you're lucky...
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bcatton
Aug 31, 2007

Hanoi Opera House

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in Hanoi and makes you feel you are in Europe instead of Vietnam. Located on the corner of Trang Tien Street, the Hanoi Opera House (Nha Hat Lon)...
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victorwkf
Mar 02, 2007

French Quarters - The Opera House

French influence is noticeable on most buildings' and landmarks' architecture around the French Quarters' area. Take the Opera House; if you've been to the actual Opera House in Paris, you'll notice a...
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juliewong
Dec 23, 2006

Opera House

This historic Art Nouveau building was built in 1911. You need to attend a performance such as a ballet dance, in order to enter. If you are not interested, just enjoy its grandeur from the outside...
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Applelyn
Apr 26, 2006

Opera House

Another great example of colonnial architecture, the Opera House (built in 1911) overlooks one of the busiest intersections in Hanoi (and that's saying something!). (I was standing in the middle of...
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leffe3
Feb 21, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Opera House

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Vietnam National Museum of History

Small museum with extensive collection of Artifacts from Vietnam's ancient past in a glorious old French colonial building. The collection spans 2 buildings, the main building on Trang tien that...
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Dien Hong Flower Garden

The Toad Flower Garden was established in 1905 by the French but in 1954 the Vietnamese renamed it Dien Hong Flower Garden. I came across it by accident when i was looking for Hanoi Opera House ....
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State Bank of Vietnam

The State Bank of Vietnam was established in 1951 and has its headquarters in an impressive building in Ly Thai To Street. The French colonial government controlled the Indochinese monetary system...
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Central Post Office

The Central Post Office is located at the south east corner of Hoan Kiem Lake and although i did not use it on this trip, my mail was sent from there back in 1993 and was delivered promptly. The post...
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Hoa Phong

Hoa Phong Tower can be found near the SE corner of Hoan Kiem lake, just across the road from the Post Office. Actually the small tower is all that remains Boa An Pagoda which was built in 1842. In...
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Ngoc Son Temple

The Temple of the Jade mountain sits on a small island on the north side of Hoan Keam lake. The temple was built in 1865 and is the final resting place of the last known giant turtle that resides in...
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